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Warrant Officer

Warrant Officer Candidate School

Individuals who are accepted for Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS) will first attend the nine-week Basic Combat Training (BCT) course as an enlisted Soldier. Following completion of BCT, they will attend WOCS. Those who currently serve in the military and maintain a superior level of technical or tactical expertise are also encouraged to learn more by contacting the Warrant Officer Recruiting Team.

Flight Training

If you have dreamed of becoming an aviator, the Army can make it happen. Warrant Officers pilot UH-60 Black Hawks, CH-47 Chinooks, OH-58 Kiowa Warriors and AH-64A Apache helicopters — some of the most exciting, technologically advanced aircraft anywhere. You’ll gain these piloting skills in the Warrant Officer Flight Training (WOFT) program. After successfully completing nine weeks of Basic Combat Training (BCT), you will attend WOCS for six weeks and then go directly into the flight training program. You’ll be well paid for your expertise, receiving flight pay in addition to regular pay, allowances and benefits.

Technical Specialties

Upon enlistment and completion of a MilitaryOccupational Specialty (MOS) training, interested applicants may compete for in-service Warrant Officer selection. There are 43 technical Warrant Officer specialties with thirteen control branches that include military intelligence, Special Forces and human resources to name a few. Find out more about technical Warrant Officer specialties.


Do you have what it takes to become a Warrant Officer? Applicants for the Warrant Officer Candidate School/Warrant Officer Flight Training program/ Technical Specialties must:

  • Have a high school diploma.
  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of enlistment and not passed 33rd birthday at the time of selection.  Age waivers will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Score 40 or higher on the Selection Instrument for Flight Training  (SIFT). SIFT test results are valid indefinitely as long as verifiable official records exist. No waivers are available for failure to meet the minimum SIFT score.
  • Earn a minimum of 110 General Technical (GT) score on the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). The GT score is one component of the ASVAB results.
  • Meet the Active Duty Army's screening height and weight standards.
  • Take a complete physical exam at a Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) and meet entry medical fitness standards as determined by military medical authorities no more than eighteen months prior to the date of application. Must also undergo a Class 1A Flight Physical Examination in addition to the one conducted at the MEPS and have results approved by Flight Surgeons at Fort Rucker, Alabama, prior to the selection board. The Flight Physical must also be less than 18 months old.

Additional Requirements For Technical Specialties

  • Complete MOS training
  • Rank is usually SPC/E-4 or higher
  • Must be appointed prior to age 46
  • Most specialties require completion of appropriate Noncommissioned Officer Education System (NCOES) Leadership Courses.
  • Documented proficiency in specialty area
  • Meet prerequisite standards for specialty area

Learn more about the ASVAB test